At last, today, there is a very faint hint of Spring in the air. In the Market Place of our little town, when the wind is in a certain direction (as it was today ) it is almost impossible to weave an even course. But as the day has gone on the wind has eased and when Tess and I went on our evening walk it was actually quite warm. When I went a moment ago to turn down the central heating thermostat before getting ready for bed I found I had never turned it up in the first place and I haven't been cold this evening - so that is a good sign too.
As usual, friend W and I went out for lunch - and we changed our venue - going instead to a pub called The Three Horseshoes, where they make the most delicious quiches - deep and served warm with beautiful chips and a salad.
Four lupin plants which I bought from the garden man after lunch have been placed in my border - it is filling up nicely and the forget me nots at the front are coming into bloom, and rather than being the pale blue most of them are, these are a very deep blue - which is a real treat. Really, the herbaceous plants in the whole garden seem to be growing now at such a pace that each morning when I draw back the curtains the plants have got bigger and filled in more space.
It is no longer just the robins that are singing it is every single bird around. And, judging by the number of blackbirds singing when Tess and I go on our early morning walk, we must have a blackbird every sixty yards or so with a mate, so they are all nesting somewhere. I think I might have a pair nesting in my back garden hedge. I thought I had a pair last year and this year they are back and seem to spend all day scratching about in the garden for food so I wonder if they already have young. Isn't Spring wonderful?
It is the monthly Coffee morning in the morning at The Village Hall and I almost always go. And if all goes according to plan (that is if A makes her usual turkey lasagnes to sell) I shall be having that for my lunch and later in the day ratatouille which I intend to make in my slow cooker as an experiment. Watch this space.